Today there are few companies in the collector car industry that have been around for as long as Dragone Classic Motorcars. The Dragone name has been known for the past 40 years for having some of the world’s greatest motorcars, well before auctions became the norm for buying collector cars. Dragone has owned and sold everything from the famous Vanderbilt cup 1906 Locomobile “Old 16”, which now resides in the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, to the extraordinary 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype serial # 0704, which now resides in London and recently traded for $39m.
In the recent past, Dragone has had some very successful and exclusive auctions located at its headquarters in Westport, Connecticut. At these sales, Dragone has sold some very significant motorcars — especially for a company that is still fairly new in the auction business. Motorcars previously sold in Dragone auctions include a 1912 Type 35 Mercer Raceabout for $1.6m, a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton for $900,000, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Beverly for $1.5m, a 1913 Stutz Bearcat for $550,000, a 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy roadster for a record $418,000, a special 1950 Simca-Abarth previously owned by Roger Barlow for $405,000 and many others. Now Dragone is expanding into a new market: Boston.
Dragone’s inaugural 2016 auction in the beautiful New England city of Boston, Massachusetts, will feature an array of cars that is arguably from the most fascinating era of American car design: the 1950s.
A collection of 25 cars on offer here represent the greatest cars ever produced in the United States during that time period. The cars include a 1957 Pontiac Fuel Injected Bonneville convertible, a 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible, a 1958 DeSoto Firedome convertible, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, a 1961 Code 281 Chrysler 300G hardtop and a 1956 DeSoto Indianapolis 500 Pace.
Dragone will also offer several distinctive Packards, including a 1927 Series 343 Super Eight Sport Touring and a 1931 845 Rollston Convertible Victoria. The classic era is also nicely represented with the only existing 1931 Cadillac V-16 Five Passenger Imperial Landau Cabriolet, the brass era is represented with the ex-William Lassiter 1913 Simplex model 38 Holbrook tourer, and on the sporting side is a 1954 Jaguar XK120M OTS, a 1966 Maserati Mistral 4000, a 1935 Supercharged Auburn 851, and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that is perhaps the finest in existence.
This inaugural Boston sale, taking place during the exclusive Boston cup Concours d’Elegance, will be an event that should not be missed.
Auction Preview: Friday, September 23 at 12pm – 4pm.
Cocktail Reception: Friday, September 23 at 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Auction: Saturday, September 24 at 1pm.
For more information please visit: www.dragoneauctions.com